Pollution Prevention (P2) Tips
Automotive
Cleaning
Wash cars and trailers on grass or other porous surfaces using water only, use a commercial car wash facility, or use a wash pad that is plumbed to a sanitary sewer.
Never dump chemicals or wastewater containing chemicals on the ground, parking areas, catch basins, driveways, streets or into any surface water.
Prevent leaks and spills (oil, coolant, fuel); clean up any spills or leaks with an absorbent material (kitty liter); sweep up absorbent and dispose of properly.

Maintenance
Inspect vehicles and equipment regularly and keep them in good condition.
Recycle all used motor oil and coolant.
Find an EcoBiz-certified shop for routine auto maintenance.

Fuel Efficiency
Avoid topping off gas tanks.
Leave your car at home at least once a week (walk, bike or take the bus).
Keep tires properly inflated. Under-inflated tires wear faster and reduce fuel economy.
Carpool when you can.




Additional Information
Grow Smart Garden Guide and waste disposal tips:
www.lanecounty.org/hazwaste
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides:
www.pesticide.org
Washington Toxics Coalition:
www.watoxics.org/healthy-living/healthy-homes-gardens-1
Pesticide Action Network:
www.panna.org
OSU's integrated pest management program:
www.ipmnet.org/Tim/PSEP_home.htm
Our Water-Our World, listing of less toxic alternatives to conventional pesticides:
www.ourwaterourworld.org
The Pollution Prevention Resource Center:
www.pprc.org
EPA site for pesticides
www.epa.gov/pesticides
City of Eugene stormwater information:
www.eugene-or.gov/happyrivers